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The Fallout “hacking” mini-game

I really love the Fallout series. In the more recent Bethesda-era installments of the game, completing a “hacking” mini-game is required to gain access to restricted terminals. It’s not a huge problem, but I can only play it so many times before it gets tiresome. In Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas, you can even be permanently locked out of the terminal if you fail.

For those unaware, the game works like so:

  • You are presented with a screen similar to the screenshot above.
  • Among the symbols and memory addresses are random unrelated passwords (some of the symbols — those…

Gil B

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